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Michelle T. Courier

Michelle T. Courier

I have only known the life as an artist. My father, an artist himself, believed in creativity, banning coloring books and instead I was given huge sheets of paper, paints, etc. and my father said, "Make your marks Michelle!" I have been doing so since then painting my beloved travels and hiking trips across the USA.
My love is landscape painting: Michigan's four seasons, Californias coastline, Lake Tahoes beautiful blue water, S. Dakotas never ending sky, Nevadas desert. I feel the artist must have been there, smelled the air, and experienced the view first hand to be able to translate that experience on canvas.
I paint with an impressionistic hand. Up close one can see the weavings of blues, violets, and silver in the water, but farther away the painting appears very realistic, almost photo-realistic.
Member since June 2011
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Latest comment I truly love this piece..I fell into the foreground immediately..I love to look at rock and to paint them but I don't do them very well..I love the colors..reflection are my favorite in water... barbara leavitt
Does travel inspire the artists work on this site? I would never have painted an anaconda if I had not seen one.
Hi Micheal, Always good to view your very fine work at PIL. Love your wonderful oil pastel 'Anaconda'. Most impressive work. A definite Special Favourite for... view answer
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